You want to know something about the vanity calls that are available and the process of making application for one. There are multiple resources out there. You will use two most often and they are:. To make an application you must have a Federal Registration Number FRN and it must have your current call sign associated with it. Vanity Application Processing Schedule Here some facts about the timeline for application processing:.
Amateur Call Sign Systems | Federal Communications Commission
Jump to navigation. The amateur and amateur-satellite services are for qualified persons of any age who are interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest. These services present an opportunity for self-training, intercommunication, and technical investigations. Twenty-nine small frequency bands throughout the spectrum are allocated to this service internationally. Some 1, digital, analog, pulse, and spread-spectrum emission types may be transmitted. Millions of amateur operators in all areas of the world communicate with each other directly or through ad hoc relay systems and amateur-satellites. They exchange messages by voice, teleprinting, telegraphy, facsimile, and television.
Vanity Call Signs
Select the desired search criteria with the fields below to search for an available callsign. You can search for specific callsign suffix characters by typing them in the field labeled "Suffix" and then clicking on the "Search" button. It should be noted that there are valid callsigns that will not show up here simply because they have never been held by anyone since the FCC began keeping track of callsigns online. This site pulls from the current FCC data and will not be able to show these callsigns. So if the call you are interested in is a valid callsign and doesn't show up here, use the "call lookup" link to the left to search for the call.
Vanity Call Signs: For a listing of the ham call signs from the FCC's database that will be coming available tomorrow for submission on a vanity license request, links to call signs that will be coming available in the future, and for a listing of the ham vanity applications that have been granted by the FCC, and for links to the applications that have alread been filed with the FCC and the status of those applications, click on the "vanity calls" link to the left. For quick links to ham vanity calls that will be coming available and to applications that have already been filed with the fcc, click on the buttons below. The information is sorted and may be viewed by call prefix, district or suffix as indicated below. The menu items to the left of this text will take you to the many items available to you on the RadioQTH site.